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Council Members





Mary Balbier 
Bio, Photo and Committee Assignments  


 
Barb Paulitzky 
Bio, Photo and Committee Assignments  


 
Ron Van Kirk  - Interim Council President
Bio, Photo and Committee Assignments  


Kathleen Pucci 
Kathleen has been in office since January 1, 1998 and is currently serving her fourth term. She brings knowledge and experience from a diversified business background to her roll on City Council.

Kathleen has a long history of civic involvement and dedication to our community. Prior to being elected to City Council, she served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for five years, three of them as chairperson, on the Veterans Memorial Park Redevelopment Committee, and as Secretary of the Brooklyn Community Preschool/Childcare Committee. Kathleen was also an officer and on the Executive Board of the Brooklyn Early Childhood PTA.

In addition to serving on and chairing all council committees, Kathleen has served on numerous working committees that examined issues and developed plans to ensure that Brooklyn remains a vibrant community. Kathleen has also dedicated her own time to learn all she can about municipal operations and finances including attending the Elected Officials Academy at Kent State University.

Kathleen and her husband Frank have been married for twenty-eight years and are the proud parents of three sons: Frank is a neurosurgical resident at Rhode Island Hospital, Michael, a recent graduate of Georgetown University, is working for a law firm in New York City, and Kevin is a junior in high school.

Current Assignments
  • Strategic Planning Committee Chair
  • Finance Committee, member and past chair
  • Public Works Committee - Chair
  • Safe Routes to School Committee
  • Volunteer Fire Dependents Board


Previous Assignments

  • President of Council 2009-2011
  • President Pro-Tem 2008-2009
  • Economic Development Committee, past member and chair
  • Planning Commission 2008-2009
  • Big Creek Watershed Committee
  • Zoning Code Review Committee
  • Policy & Procedure Manual Review
  • Master Plan Advisory Committee
  • Safety & Environmental Committee, past member and chair
  • Recreation Board Chair 1998-2000, 2003



Kevin Tanski 
Bio, Photo and Committee Assignments